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Bedliner paint job

Discussion in 'Modified 1995-2001 Explorers' started by Firefalcon16, April 28, 2019.

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  1. Firefalcon16

    Firefalcon16 New Member

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    Thought I'd post the results of my recent diy roll on bedliner paint job
    Before:
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    And after:
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  3. Mbrooks420

    Mbrooks420 High Voltage. Elite Explorer EF Vendor

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    What’d you use?
     
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    410Fortune Firewood Season Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice!!

    I see a gallon can with a blue label on the floor, is that Duplicolor bed liner?
     
  5. Firefalcon16

    Firefalcon16 New Member

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    I used Durabak brick red and herculiner for the black, I ordered two gallons of the durabak but only ended up using about 7/8 of the gallon
     
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    That looks awesome. Got me a thinking. :) Where did you buy the gallon at?
     
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    Got the red from www.durabakcompany.com
    And they sell the herculiner at Lowe's and I think home Depot as well
     
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    410Fortune Firewood Season Staff Member Moderator

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    The herculiner will fade to a dull black it has no UV protection
    You can paint over it with spray paint.
    We ended up removing the herculiner (hurt u liner) on a Ranger we built, sanded the entire rig off and then 3 coats of primer, re coated the truck with Monstaliner and never looked back

    Keep up the good work!
     
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    The black was an afterthought and ended up just getting the herculiner, but I'll keep it in mind that you can spray paint it
     
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    Spudhut US Navy Submariner Elite Explorer

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    How/what was the process of putting the Monstaliner on? Spray or Roll on? Prep work? How did it hide existing dents?

    Any fading? Hows cleanup on it? Any affects on power washing on it?

    How much did you use for the Ranger? Im guessing a Gallon would be enough for a 4Dr Explorer?
     
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    410Fortune Firewood Season Staff Member Moderator

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    4 door explorer will need the 2 gallon kit. My daughter in law drives a 98 Explorer fully coated in drab green
    Roll on, it can be sprayed you water it down to go through a sprayer, but I like the eggshell finish you get with the rollers
    Prep work is just like anything else, it is key to a good result.
    basically you scuff up the factory paint, clean with acetone, clean again, clean one more time...then start the application. Once you start it takes about 18 hours to do two coats then after that you let it cure for 48-72 hours before you can drive it.
    No fading, ever
    Cleanup is amazing, nothing sticks to it. Snow slides right off in sheets, I hardly ever hand wash our trucks anymore power washer is all the coating needs to be clean again
    Yes I power was the crap out of it with both electric and gas power washers....Monstaliner does not care, it is a two part epoxy, it is not coming off easily that is for sure
    Nice thing about Monstaliner is it can be TOUCHED UP, try that with Rhino or linex
    Prep work on a normal truck is just sand up the smooth paint and make it rough, then clean
    Prep work on my BII was 3 days of rust repair, dent repair, I pulled all windows and doors, rear hatch etc. Then scuff up the paint and clean.
    The wifes FJ cruiser was more like a week of prep, because the toyota has so many plastic panels that had to be removed, also we did a color change from yellow to green do I had to spray all door jambs with black first (personal choice). FJ was labor intensize simply because of the roof rack removal, fender skirts removal, plastic body panel removal, etc
    Explorer is a breeze, remove front and rear bumpers, remove side skirts, remove winshield trim....start sanding, mask off other areas and sand, then clean, then roll

    Monstaliner sells a 2 gallon kit, comes with 2 gallons of coating, the catalyst and the pigment in the color of your choice. Also includes rollers, tape, trays and more
    I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!!!!!

    There is a thread on here somewhere let me go look see.........
    Oh I will be doing my 97 4 door F350 this summer in White :)
     
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    This truck (84 Ranger, highly custom) was herculined then we sanded that stuff off with a disc sander and a million discs Then 3 coats of primer, then finally the monstaliner

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    Those look awesome. Do you have a web page for the Monstaliner?
     
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    If I can get a close enough color match I'd love to do just the roofs on my Explorer and my Expedition. They both have the thinning fading clearcoat syndrome and the liner seems to be the easiest most durable fix.
     
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    Magnet paints is an awesome company to deal with, they also sell Chassis saver which is an excellent product better then POR-15
     

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